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September 17th, 2014
05:46 PM ET

House approves helping Syrian rebels

The House approved the Obama administration's request to train and equip Syrian rebels. Dana Bash reports. Full story

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Filed under: Dana Bash • ISIS • National security • Politics • Syria
September 11th, 2014
06:55 PM ET

CIA: ISIS has more than 20,000 fighters

The CIA now says there are between 20,000 to 31,500 ISIS fighters operating in Iraq and Syria. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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Filed under: CIA • Iraq • ISIS • Jim Sciutto • National security • Syria • Terror
August 22nd, 2014
11:21 AM ET

Sen. Chambliss: ISIS coming to U.S. Soil

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says the brutal terror group poses a direct threat to America.


Filed under: Brianna Keilar • Iraq • National security • Situation Room • Syria • Terror
August 8th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

ISIS military capacity raises concern

ISIS militants might be among the best equipped jihadist groups in the world. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.


Filed under: Iraq • National security • Pamela Brown • Situation Room • Syria • Terror
May 29th, 2014
08:07 AM ET

An American suicide bomber in Syria?

After growing fears that Westerners inside Syria were training with al Qaeda's affiliates, Islamic militants now claim an American carried out a suicide attack against a regime military checkpoint. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

May 15th, 2014
12:35 AM ET

A warning to U.S.: Terrorists swarming Syria

In an interview with CNN, the President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition has some stern words for the United States and the Western world, slamming them for not coming to the aid of Syrian rebels fighting against the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But perhaps more importantly, he has a troubling warning: Syria is being overrun by Islamic jihadists, and they may threaten the West down the line. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • National security • Syria • Terror
April 21st, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Video shows new Syrian chemical attack

White House officials say they believe chemical weapons were used again by the Syrian regime. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

March 5th, 2014
07:54 PM ET

Putin pulling a double standard?

Less than a year after Putin's New York Times op-ed condemning the use of force in Syria without UN consent, Russia has troops on the ground in Ukraine. CNN's Brian Todd reports many are now calling the Russian leader a hypocrite.

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Filed under: foreign policy • Syria • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
February 3rd, 2014
07:01 PM ET

Al Qaeda disowns an affiliate in Syria

Is the core leadership of al Qaeda losing control of its affiliates? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Syria
January 23rd, 2014
07:55 PM ET

Syrian Christians fear Islamists rebels

Some Christians in Syria say they are targeted by Islamist rebels, who accuse them of siding with Pres. Bashar al-Assad. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen has a rare report from inside the civil war-torn country.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
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